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New York State Learning Standards for ESL

 

Standard 1

English for information and understanding refers to the competencies and knowledge of English that students must obtain in order to communicate effectively in social and academic settings.

Standard 2

English for literary response, enjoyment, and expression requires that students develop the knowledge and skills in English to read and understand rich literature that ranges from classical to contemporary, and includes works representing a variety of cultures.

Standard 3

English for critical analysis and evaluation develops students’ abilities to read, write, listen and speak in English to analyze and evaluate complex texts and issues.

Standard 4

English for social and classroom interaction outlines strategies, both in and out of school, that LEP/ELLs must master to communicate effectively in English.

Standard 5

English for cross-cultural knowledge and understanding articulates the components of acquiring a “second culture” in both social and academic contexts.